Benefit packages can play a crucial role in attracting and retaining staff

In her latest article, Susan O’Mara of Milestone Advisory highlights the importance of having a benefits package in place can have in retaining key staff or attracting new staff. The “2018 National Skills Bulletin”, published by SOLAS,…

What's your financial plan for 2019?

In her latest article, Susan O'Mara of Milestone Advisory focuses on the need for us all to think about planning for the next 20 years rather than just on the year ahead when it comes to planning for our retirement. Susan writes - at…

A Guide to Key Person Cover

Did you know that if you are a business owner, there is a way to protect your business in the event of the death or serious illness of an important member of your team?

Building Pension Equality

Susan O’Mara of Milestone Advisory writes; by the time you are reading this piece, the third flagship #BuildingEquality Campaign event will have taken place on International Women’s Day. The purpose of this is to recognise the women that…

The construction sector is ahead of the game

Many of you may already be familiar with the Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) for the construction industry, this was the first SEO announced in October 2017 and written into law by the Minister of State at the Department of Business,…

Irish Construction Industry Awards 2018

CPAS were proud to be Gold Sponsors at the Irish Construction Industry Awards held in City West on Thursday 14th June 2018. The Irish Construction Industry Awards recognises and rewards companies who strive for excellence. As the leading…

The need for mandatory pensions in Ireland

If you follow this regular advice column you’ll note that there is a heavy bias towards retirement planning. As a Financial Advisor for the construction sector, I meet many members of the sector’s two big schemes, CERS and the Construction…

Are you covered?

With effect from December 2017, self -employed people in Ireland have finally became entitled to long- term sick pay. This is great news for this cohort of people, who typically have been treated unfairly in Ireland, especially when you consider…

Avocado Toast

You may have recently heard of Grant Sabatier, a 31 year old apparently self- made millionaire – who blames avocado toast for the reason millennials can’t save money. Grant’s theory, when read properly actually makes a lot…